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El Minion
07-28-2009, 04:36 PM
Former Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson died Tuesday afternoon, the Eagles announced (http://views.washingtonpost.com/theleague/nflnewsfeed/2009/07/eagles-jim-johnson-dies.html).

Johnson was 68 and had been on a leave of absence from the team to undergo cancer treatments.

He was regarded as one of the NFL's top defensive minds during 22 years as an assistant coach and joined the staff of Eagles Coach Andy Reid in January 1999. Opponents were befuddled by his creative blitz packages, and his players praised his straightforward approach.

But his health deteriorated in recent months and he was relegated to coaching from a motorized cart. The Eagles announced in the offseason that he was taking a leave of absence and named secondary coach Sean McDermott their interim defensive coordinator. The interim tag was removed from McDermott's title just before training camp opened.

According to the Eagles, Johnson is survived by his wife Vicky, two children and four grandchildren.

The Joker
07-28-2009, 04:44 PM
Damn.

A great defensive mind, he will be missed in he NFL.

Punisher
07-28-2009, 04:45 PM
Rip

TheReverend
07-28-2009, 04:46 PM
False report

bpc
07-28-2009, 04:46 PM
Shoot. I really respected this guy.

RIP JJ. Hope you're giving offenses hell where ever you are now.

azbroncfan
07-28-2009, 04:47 PM
Rest in Peace. Great NFL defensive coordinator.

TheReverend
07-28-2009, 04:48 PM
False report

Requoting this....

He's not dead.

azbroncfan
07-28-2009, 04:48 PM
False report

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4362252

http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/

TheReverend
07-28-2009, 04:50 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4362252

http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/

Eagles spokesman was disputing the reports a few hours ago...

Now I'm confused.

NUB
07-28-2009, 04:55 PM
R.i.p.

cutthemdown
07-28-2009, 05:04 PM
Bummer.

He was the reason the Eagles defense was always so good. What a huge blow for the organization and the Johnson family.

UberBroncoMan
07-28-2009, 05:06 PM
Going to the actual website is also a good place for confirmation :p

http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/index2.html

I think the saddest thing of all is that Brett Favre is the front page of www.nfl.com and JJ is simply on the side in a small picture.

SureShot
07-28-2009, 05:09 PM
Eagles spokesman was disputing the reports a few hours ago...

Now I'm confused.

I thought you were on a boat?

maher_tyler
07-28-2009, 05:44 PM
Going to the actual website is also a good place for confirmation :p

http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/index2.html

I think the saddest thing of all is that Brett Favre is the front page of www.nfl.com and JJ is simply on the side in a small picture.

What do you expect...on espn they didnt have anything about Sakic retiring even on the front page!!

Northman
07-28-2009, 05:46 PM
RIP Johnson

illbroncsfn
07-28-2009, 05:47 PM
loss of a great football mind.... R.I.P. J.J.

TonyR
07-28-2009, 05:51 PM
His replacement, Sean McDermott, is a guy the Broncos were rumored to have been interested in at DC during the coaching search. He'll do a good job but losing Dawkins probably isn't ideal for them as his experience would have helped.

TheReverend
07-28-2009, 05:51 PM
Going to the actual website is also a good place for confirmation :p

http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/index2.html

I think the saddest thing of all is that Brett Favre is the front page of www.nfl.com and JJ is simply on the side in a small picture.

Well, ****. I fully retract my statement. The spokesman was actually talking about vigilantly taking legal action against whoever started the "blog rumor".

F me sideways.

RIP Jim. Huge loss to the football community as a whole.

TheReverend
07-28-2009, 05:52 PM
I thought you were on a boat?

I'm back

http://www.orangemane.com/BB/showpost.php?p=2484910&postcount=100

Inkana7
07-28-2009, 06:49 PM
RIP Jim. What a coach.

Archer81
07-28-2009, 06:50 PM
Philadephia Eagles...2009 NFC Champions.


:Broncos:

DivineBronco
07-28-2009, 09:14 PM
it is easy to overstate someones impact when they pass. but I and most people who frequent this board understand how talented and consistent JJ was. The NFL has lost a great and there should be a special wing in the HOF for people like him

SouthStndJunkie
07-28-2009, 11:04 PM
RIP Jim Johnson....a true defensive mastermind who produced some bad ass defenses.

Thank you for your contributions to the game.

Mediator12
07-29-2009, 08:55 AM
Jim Johnson was a fantastic DC. One of the best and Brightest DC's in the NFL for many years. The great DC's are thinning out in the NFL. First Kiffin leaves Tampa, Now Johnson dies. I seriously hope the rule of three stays away from Dick Lebeau...

vancejohnson82
07-29-2009, 09:05 AM
what a loss....this guy was a defensive staple in the NFL

HooptyHoops
07-29-2009, 10:23 AM
Dang, this is a huge loss for the NFL and his family!

barryr
07-29-2009, 10:50 AM
Eagles spokesman was disputing the reports a few hours ago...

Now I'm confused.

You finally admit it :approve:

barryr
07-29-2009, 10:53 AM
I wanted the Broncos to try to get him a few years ago. He was not the type to have his defense sit back in weak zones all game like the Broncos had been doing for years and mixed blitzes in very well, so was not predictable, which the Bronco blitzes have also been for years. A HS coach could figure out the Bronco defensive schemes the last few years.

lazarus4444
07-29-2009, 11:50 PM
RIP JJ, you were an awesome coach...

Rausch 2.0
07-30-2009, 02:38 AM
RIP JJ, you were an awesome coach...

Ditto.